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> This is really what he's driving at with the newtech koolaid. People jumped on MongoDB etc. bandwagon because they drank the koolaid of "Schema less is best!" and "It's so fast and shiny!" without really understanding the problem, let alone the right solution.

Exactly. People report "X makes Y so easy!" and because of the breathy excited "look what I did in just an hour" blog posts the naive believe that using X for Y or similar things negates the need to properly design and think ahead.

If you take that approach then even if you are accidentally using the right tool doe the job, you may well be using it very wrongly and creating an unmaintainable and/or inefficient mess that you'll have to fix later.

A few days coding can save you a good hour or three of design and thinking beforehand.

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